This has been a dream of mine since I was very young.
I wanted to see images of myself on screen, I wanted to know I belonged, I wanted to know I was enough, I wanted to know I was strong. I wanted to know I was capable. I wanted to know I was possible.
And every single woman in this room who came to be part of this project, that is helping me bring this project to a reality, is all that and more.
Our honorees are everything I dreamt of having when I was a young girl.
Now we get to do that for the next generation. We get to do that ourselves, for any generation, at any point, anything is possible.
Especially now during this time we’re living in…this room is so beautiful. This room is so hopeful, this room is so strong, and we are only strong together, so thank you.